College Advanced Placement Courses (CAP)

College Advanced Placement Courses (CAP)

The CAP program began in 1996, when Clinton Community College approached PHS to offer its students the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. June Pernice, PHS School Counselor, administers the CAP Program at PHS.

Students can take up to nine courses at PHS to earn both high school and college credit through Clinton Community College. This link will open in a new tab.  Approximately 100 PHS students are participating this year.

CAP courses are taught by existing Plattsburgh High School teachers, whose credentials and qualifications must be approved by Clinton Community College before the course can be offered. These teachers volunteer their time to prepare and then teach the CAP courses, as they receive no pay or other compensation for their efforts. The CAP courses give students an excellent opportunity to enter college with a full semester’s credits under their belts, or more!

Credits earned through the CAP Program are accepted at all SUNY colleges and also at many private colleges. Courses cost 1/3 of regular tuition at Clinton, or $50 per credit hour ($150 for 3 credits, $200 for 4 credits).

  • Accounting
  • Advanced Algebra/Analysis (pre-Calculus)
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Digital Electronics
  • Economics
  • Math Functions
  • Microbiology
  • Organization of American States
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Technical Drawing


Rochester Institute of Technology option
Drawing and Design for Production, Principles of Engineering, and Digital Electronics offer the student the option of applying for Rochester Institute of Technology credit (4 quarter credits for each course).

Advanced Placement Courses (AP)

  • English Literature and Composition
  • Physics B
  • World Global History
  • US History
  • European History